St. Martin De Porres
Author: Giuliana Cavallini
resume: Born shortly after the founding of Lima, Martin entered the Dominican Order early in life. There he spent the remainder of his 60 years in complete dedication to his order ant the cause of the poor, sick and neglected of Lima while growing to the highest levels of sanctity and humility. The appeal of St. Martin de Porres is universal. Called an apostle of cahrity, patron of social justice, father of the sick and poor, and helper in hopless cases, he is a powerful intercessor to those in need.